|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 14 Aug 2011 02:26:33 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REALIGNMENT: Ft. Meade (MD) Roadways|
Fort Meade BRAC moves bring uncertainty to surrounding communities By Brian M. Rosenthal Washington Post August 13, 2011When the federal government announced in 2005 that thousands of military personnel and defense contractors would be transferred to Fort Meade, local officials drafted a list of $1.1 billion in roadway improvements needed to accommodate the growth.
In 2009, the Department of Defense identified six of those projects, totaling $671 million, as "critical and immediate" needs because of Base Realignment and Closure restructuring.
But as the Sept. 15 deadline nears for the BRAC personnel moves, most of those projects have been delayed at least until 2020 because of a lack of funding. Federal and state governments have contributed just $46 million for improvements.
"I laugh about it because otherwise I would cry," said Bob Leib, Anne Arundel County's BRAC coordinator and co-chairman of a regional committee planning for the impact of Fort Meade's expansion. "There are absolutely no resources at the federal or state level of any magnitude that could approach solving this issue."
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/local/commuting/fort-meade-brac-moves- bring-uncertainty-to-surrounding-communities/2011/08/08/ gIQAg331DJ_story.html
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